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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) plans to release a new set of regulations for self-driving cars in July. NHTSA wants to keep pace with the ever-changing landscape of self-driving cars, which are currently being developed faster than legislators can make safety guidelines for them. Flexibility is key to the new set of rules […]

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Google has patented a novel way to prevent pedestrian injuries, and time will tell whether this idea will stick. Ever trying new things, the Internet giant and autonomous car pioneer has received a patent for a design that adheres an impacted pedestrian to the hood of self-driving cars, preventing the person from being thrown back […]

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Google is setting up shop in Michigan, near the Detroit Big Three. The tech giant has been working on self-driving cars and will open a self-driving technology department in Novi, Michigan. Google said that it has spent the past few years working from the Greater Detroit area and many of its current partners are based […]

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Uber is testing a self-driving Ford Fusion in Pittsburgh. The test car is from Uber’s Advanced Technologies Center (ATC) in Pittsburgh and is a hybrid Ford Fusion outfitted with a variety of sensors including radars, laser scanners and high resolution cameras to map details of the environment. While operating in its self-driving mode, a trained […]

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It’s now official. FCA and Google have teamed up to expand the tech giant’s self-driving car program. Up until now, Google has mostly used Toyota and Lexus models for its self-driving car prototypes, but soon we will be seeing the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica hybrid minivan sporting Google’s gear. The automaker announced that the first-of-its-kind collaboration […]

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J.D. Power just released the results of its second-annual 2016 Tech Choice Study, showing clear generational divides in areas of driver-assistance systems, entertainment features and alternative-mobility solutions. 2016 J.D. Power Tech Choice Study This survey focuses on awareness, interest and price sensitivity regarding advanced automotive technologies, things like backup cameras, smart parking systems and traffic-jam […]

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Volvo’s self-driving cars are heading to the United Kingdom next year. The Swedish automaker has announced that it will launch the U.K.’s largest and most ambitious self-driving car trial yet in hopes of speeding up the introduction of a technology aimed to reduce car accidents while freeing up road congestion. Volvo is also working on […]

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Volvo is also planning a self-driving project for the U.S. Recently, the Swedish automaker announced its plans to launch China’s most advanced self-driving experiment that will put up to 100 autonomous vehicles to the test on public roads. Speaking at the National Automobile Dealers Association convention, Volvo North America CEO Lex Kerssemakers confirmed the automaker […]

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Google is putting its self-driving cars on the roads of Phoenix, Arizona. It will be the fourth city that will allow Google to test its self-driving car prototypes, and the new location will give its vehicles a chance to practice driving in a desert environment. In addition, the Lexus RX450h SUVs will get to “experience […]

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Recently Honda’s newest Civic LX equipped with advanced-driver assistance systems proved it could navigate a 25-mile Metro Detroit road course nearly hands free. While the automaker is reluctant to tout its technology as truly hands-free, the vehicle starting at $20,440, and giving a taste of what Tesla has with Autopilot at a fraction of the […]

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